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Loyalist paramilitary groups 'to support rule of law'

Northern Ireland’s three loyalist paramilitary organisations have said they fully support the rule of law and suggested any members involved in crime will be expelled. The Ulster Defence Association, Ulster Volunteer Force and Red Hand Commando issued a joint statement. It is their first joint statement since the loyalist ceasefire in 1994. The police and […]

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Boy dies after falling ill in Edinburgh street

Image copyright Google Image caption Emergency services were called out to Constitution Street in Leith after the boy became unwell A boy has died after becoming unwell on a street in Edinburgh. Emergency services were called out to Constitution Street in Leith at about 17:40 on Saturday. The child was taken to the Royal Hospital […]

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Cassie Hayes: Man admits murdering travel agent

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Laura Williams said Cassie Hayes (right) was “my future wife and my forever” A man has admitted murdering a travel agent at her workplace. Cassie Hayes, 28, died in hospital from a wound to her throat after being attacked at the Tui store in Southport town centre on 13 […]

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Man shot dead by police in Romford

A man believed to be in his 40s has been shot dead by police in Romford, east London, Metropolitan Police say. The victim was said to be making threats and claiming he had a gun in the Collier Row area. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please […]

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Toddler dies and mother critical in Coventry crash

Image copyright Google Image caption Stoney Stanton Road in Coventry was closed for several hours, police said A two-year-old boy has died and his mother is critically ill after they were hit by a car. They were struck in Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, at about 21:00 BST on Sunday, West Midlands Police said. The toddler […]

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Harmless fun or threat to pets?

Image copyright Daniela Forshaw Image caption Venice the poodle sports his Technicolor Dreamcoat The rise of “extreme dog pampering” puts the welfare of pets in jeopardy and “sends out an extremely worrying message”, charities have warned. Pets can be “frightened and distressed” by treatments like facials and “pawdicures” offered at an increasing number of “dog […]

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The reality of trying to escape gang life

Image caption Abdi is determined to leave gang culture behind him More than 50 people have been killed in London this year – more than 30 of them in knife attacks. One man, Abdi, 26, who has himself been stabbed, is desperate to leave the gang lifestyle behind. But, as he explains, it can be […]